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Emilia F., 18 – FUNDED

“Use your voice because it’s a powerful one,” says Emilia F. as a word of encouragement to her peers. The 1,000 Dreams Fund Scholarship winner is a student at Seton Hall University, pursuing a 6 Year Law Program that includes a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a J.D.

What is your professional dream?

My dream is to become an attorney.

How will you use the 1,000 Dreams Scholarship?

I will use the scholarship to purchase textbooks for my classes.

How is this scholarship helping you get closer to your dream?

This scholarship is helping me get closer to my dreams in two ways. Financially, it’s allowing me to be one step closer to earning my degree. It also gives me a boost of confidence that my dream of continuing to pursue my educational endeavors is attainable!

What advice do you have for other young women who are wanting to pursue their dreams?

Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. Do not let anyone tell you what you can or can’t do. Use your voice because it’s a powerful one.

​Have you had any setbacks? How did you move past them?

As people, we face many setbacks — whether financial or personal. We can move past them through courage, tenacity, and strength.

What’s next for you? What is your next goal?

My goal is to continue to college and then law school.